Man Sets Five Stepchildren Ablaze After Wife Denies Him Sex

Operatives of the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested a man identified as Joseph Ojo, for allegedly setting ablaze five of his stepchildren in the Fagun area of Ondo town, Ondo State.

It was gathered that the man made the move after claiming that his wife, the children’s mother, had upset him.

Sources claimed that Ojo poured petrol in the children’s room while they were sleeping and set the room on fire.

One of the sources said the man and his wife got into an argument because she had been refusing him sex.

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With one of the children dead from burns, the other four children were taken to the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Owo, where they are still undergoing treatment.
The woman managed to flee with her 18-month-old twins, which she had with the man. She suffered minor injuries.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said the suspect was arrested after the matter was reported to the police.

She said, “We have yet to know why the man committed the act but we heard that he had a misunderstanding with his wife. He is currently in our custody and we have begun investigation into the matter. The suspect will be charged after investigation.”

Source: Dailypost

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